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Lift cylinder problems? 2009 GTI, I really wanted to know if

Customer Question

lift cylinder problems?
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 2009 GTI
JA: Are you fixing your GTI yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I really wanted to know if this is a common problem with GTIs
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site, I am reviewing your question and will reply shortly, thanks.

Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

What sort of problem are you having with it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think the lift rods failed and the entire engine now needs to be replaced. I am trying to determine if this type of problem is common with GTIs
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

Not all that common. What indications are there that the rods have failed?